Quilts from Scraps: Recycling with a Heart

Every third Thursday women (and men!) of Grace gather at 8:30 a.m. in the North Basement to make quilts, health kits, school kits, and layettes for Lutheran World Relief (LWR).  The LWR website has more information about all their giving projects.  Old clothing, sheets, and blankets are sewn together by the hands of members of Grace into blessings for people all over the world who are refugees because of war, famine, or natural disasters.

Helping at Woodside Nursing Home on Sundays

Members of Grace serve on second Sunday of every month at Woodside Nursing Home by assisting with the weekly Lutheran worship service.  They help transport residents to and from chapel and assist during the service as needed.

How You Can Help

If you would like to volunteer, please enter the main entrance of the nursing home (1040 Pilgrim Way) at 9:30 a.m. and proceed to the chapel to meet the other volunteers.  They will be able to walk with you as you learn the routine.  After the residents are brought to chapel, we stay for the church service and assist taking residents back to their rooms or dining room.  Volunteers generally have all residents returned by 11:15.  This is a rewarding activity and an excellent service project for confirmation students and their mentors.

Gifts for Community Needs

Another way we serve in our community is to respond to community needs with offerings or specific kinds of gifts.  The Board of Outreach and the Women of the Church organize the following offerings for community needs.

Undy 500

Each year members of Grace donate school supplies to the Green Bay Service League for the operation of their Back to School Store.  Needs are publicized through the congregational newsletter and bulletin.  During the months of June and July, a labeled collection box can be found at church in the Narthex.  For several years we have been contributed to the supply of underwear available at the store so generously that our goal is called the Undy 500!

Give a Kid a Book Campaign

Members of Grace are asked at Christmas time to combat illiteracy and instill the joy of reading in disadvantaged children by donating new books through the Give a Kid a Book Campaign coordinated by the Brown County Library and Salvation Army.

Operation Christmas

Each year Grace provides items to help a Green Bay Lutheran Social Services group home during the holidays.  These homes are for adults who are preparing to gain more independent living skills while they recover from various difficult life circumstances (serious injuries, mental illness, addiction).  A specific list of resident needs is made available each year by LSS for members of Grace to select from.  Donations of money are also appreciated to purchase additional items.